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Bluff-top, Unparalleled Views, Close to Olympic Park and Victoria Ferry

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3-bedroom, 2 Full Bath House On the Bluff. The Deck seems to float on the Strait

The North Olympic Peninsula offers a diversity of tourism experiences. The coastal region surrounding Forks, typified by the Park Beaches and the Hoh Rainforest, is exhilarating in its wildness. However, just one hour's drive east in Port Angeles and Sequim, the atmosphere is a bit more citified. Depending on the time of your visit, you might attend one of several festivals - The Juan de Fuca Music Festival and Crab Fest in Port Angeles, as well as, The Irrigation and Lavender Festivals in Sequim). Want to travel to a foreign country where they speak your language, eh? Take one of the four daily summer ferries from Port Angeles across the Strait to Victoria, BC, and its world-class Butchart Gardens or maybe just stroll among the art galleries in Victoria's compact downtown and down a pint at a pub. Nature is still predominant in the east as one can drive up Hurricane Ridge looming over Port Angeles, visit Deer Park and 600 ft deep Lake Crescent, hike the Olympic Discovery Trail or walk Dungeness Spit.

The owners of the Port Angeles Bluff House also own/operate the Manitou Lodge in Forks and don't want you to miss any of the coastal or Port Angeles-centered Peninsula experiences, and, naturally, we'd prefer that you never stay with anyone but us. The 65 miles between west coast Forks and Port Angeles used to pose a bit of a problem, but that problem is now solved. You can now book with us in Forks for the coastal/rainforest experience and at our Port Angeles vacation rental in order to visit Park venues such as Hurricane Ridge, catch a festival, wallow in lavender, or hop over to Victoria or the San Juan Islands.

This lovely residential property is right on the bluff fronting the Strait of Juan de Fuca between Port Angeles and Sequim. This location allows immediate access to Port Angeles and the Victoria Ferry, a variety of Olympic National Park venues and all that lavender in Sequim. Briefly, we're offering a 3 bedroom, 2 full bathroom house with a king bed in the master bedroom, queen in the second bedroom, single bed with trundle in the third bedroom - easily sleeping 6 persons. As one would expect, there's a fully equipped kitchen, dining area and laundry facility. Television and wireless internet service are provided.

Just as it is at our secluded Lodge out by the beaches west of Forks, the chill factor at the Bluff property is huge. Gorgeous views are just everywhere, accompanied by the sound of waves lapping on the shore well below. Eagles are frequent visitors in the firs on the west side of the house. The signature feature of this property is an expansive ocean-facing deck and a weatherproof bluff-front gazebo allowing unobstructed views of Vancouver Island, Mt. Baker, Port Angeles Harbor, shipping, smuggling, search-and-rescue, defection of sailors to the western nation of their choice, and anything else that might be floating or going on out there on the Strait.

More Details

Manitou Lodge
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 20, 2017

About Manitou Lodge

East Coast native retired from a career on the research faculty of the University of TX Cancer Center. Happens to be a competent carpenter, electrician, and plumber. Trying to last long enough to 'ski free at 73'.

Manitou Lodge purchased this house in 2013

Why Manitou Lodge chose Olympic Peninsula & Pacific Coast

For the past 15 years I've lived in this area which Capt. James Cook, passing this way in 1778, remarked in his logs as possessing 'surpassing beauty'. Even by these standards, the location and views from this property stand out.


Port Angeles House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , heated tile floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Large master bathroom with double sinks, tub and shower. The heated tile floor is a nice added amenity. The second bathroom is smaller but full.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , King bed, full bath, virtual fireplace, French doors to deck
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , Twin bed with a trundle,
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Queen bed, bath 1 step away, nice view out onto deck
  • Master bedroom with king bed and virtual fireplace. Ensuite bathroom with tub, shower, and heated tile floor. French doors lead out onto the deck. The second bedroom has a queen bed with a full bathroom just a couple of steps away. The third bedroom has a twin with a trundle bed.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • sound/bay fishing
  • whitewater rafting


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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average rating of 4.836735 based on 49 reviews


  • 2 of 5

Despite all of the positive reviews on VRBO, we were disappointed by our stay at this house. Although the location is nice with views over the water, the house itself felt quite dated compared to other places we've stayed. There was a lot of clutter in the rooms, which made them feel small. The master bedroom was decorated in a jungle theme, including polyester leopard print sheets. While that may be appealing to some people, it was definitely not our style. The owners of this house also run a B&B, so we were expecting nice furnishings such as high-quality cotton sheets. Unfortunately, this house did not live up to those expectations.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful location and gorgeous sunsets

  • 5 of 5

Comfortable home. Clean. Many amenities..

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What a great house! Loved the views. The house was well appointed and comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

Every morning we would wake up, grab some coffee and a blanket and walk out on the deck to watch the sunrise, listen to the waves, and see if we could see Mt. Baker. Loved this house! Even though we were always running to Hurricane Ridge, or Hoh rainforest or traveling in the Olympic Peninsula, it was good to come back to a comfortable home.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great views, really nice location. The house was stocked and very comforatable.

  • 5 of 5

Family vacation for 5. Great quiet location away from busy roads. My boys loved watching the ships go by. The sunsets are amazing from the deck. A few hummingbirds decided to visit, a nice treat!!! Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful views, well appointed!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four enjoyed the bluff views, the sounds of the crashing waves, and the eagles soaring above. The gazebo was a cozy spot for a cup of coffee in the morning. The house was comfortable and provided every amenity. We wish we had booked it for more days! Excellent location for exploring the area. Would definitely stay again!

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful views of scenery and wildlife!

  • 4 of 5

This was the perfect base for our ecploration of Olympic Penninsula. All directions were easy to follow. Master bedroom and bath were comfortable and roomy. Kitchen had all we needed for cooking a variety of meals ( except a blender). Deck is perfect for enjoying the breathtaking views all day (fire pit is a bit small). Owner was very responsive and helpful.

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
William R Fairchild International
Nearest Barpub
10 Miles
Port Angeles
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
Victoria, BC
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Nearest Train
100 Miles
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Highway 101
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Hurricane Ridge
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
All along the Coast
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Damage Deposit $200

While the property has a two-night minimum stay requirement at all times, "orphan" nights intermittently occur, particularly in the summer. We welcome inquiries for single-night stays on these occasions. Check the calendar for these nights.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.